Thursday, July 16, 2009

Endeavour Launches into Space

Space shuttle Endeavour took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, last night with seven astronauts on board (view the NASA press release here). Thus began a 16-day mission that includes delivering components to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Kibo laboratory at the International Space Station. This was NASA's sixth attempt to launch the aircraft (see this CBS News article for a description of the failed fifth launch attempt).

NASA's website provides a mission summary of space shuttle Endeavour as well as a photo gallery. You can even learn about a space shuttle's structure on this web page.

Can't find what you need on the NASA website? Take a look at our guide to Space & Astronomy.

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